Design & Construction | Real Estate
INTERVIEW: Giorgos Kavallis
Tell us a few words about your company
Our Paros-based estate agency was established in 1999. We are active in the design and construction of high-end residential properties, drawing on the century-long architectural tradition of the Greek islands, coupled with modern-day needs. We have recently entered the real estate sector through REMAX PRIME, taking a holistic approach to our work.
How do you ensure, as a company, harmony between aesthetics and functionality?
Aesthetics and Functionality, Functionality and Aesthetics are closely intertwined –one cannot stand without the other. The construction of a building is, in itself, an intervention into the natural environment. Our prime concern is for the structure to give an ‘as if it was always there’ impression.
In a period that climatic change influences the buying habits of many people, how do you make sure that your products are friendly to the environment?
We use natural materials sourced from the surrounding landscape and the island’s own bounty aiming at a minimal energy footprint. We build Mediterranean gardens utilizing native plants so as to ensure water efficiency.
What are the reasons that contribute to the growth of the real estate market on the island?
Paros is an island with a subdued relief of low hills, featuring mountains only at its center. Easy access to stunning beaches, as well as to and from the island, are some of the assets making Paros a top destination. What is more, Paros is the only Greek island whose development is regulated by a General Urban Plan that specifies strict building codes per zone.
Would you reveal to us the secret of your success?
The secret of our success? Work – lots of it – and a strong creative instinct. Rigorous adherence to building regulations. Courtesy. Consistency. An eye for Aesthetics… Respect for our collaborators and, of course, our customers!